Contact: David Chapman
Phone: (904) 255-3004
Cell: (904) 524-6626

Nov. 24, 2021


State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Devin King and Jordan Daniels, both of Jacksonville, were arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on charges of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information (30+ Victims). The arrests follow a joint investigation by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney’s Office into identity theft related to voter registration applications.

On Aug. 19, 2021, investigators met with a Duval County Supervisor of Elections official to review inconsistencies on a large number of recently turned-in voter registration applications. Such forms contain personal identification information like name, date of birth, and driver’s license numbers. The inconsistencies included signatures that did not match and personal identification information that was not correct. A review of these flagged applications revealed initials coinciding with King and Daniels on the backs of many of the forms.

Applications that were flagged were turned over to investigators, who contacted numerous people listed on the forms. More than 60 applications associated with Daniels and King were submitted for people who are deceased or for voters who did not give authorization for their information to be used.

King and Daniels’ crimes appear to have been done for individual monetary gain, as opposed to political purposes. However, given the unknown scope of their crimes, the Supervisor of Elections Office is advising registered voters to check the status of their voter registration to ensure all information is up to date and accurate.

“I am very proud of my staff for their diligence and attention to detail that led to the discovery of this problem. I would also like to thank Sheriff Mike Williams and State Attorney Melissa Nelson and all of their hardworking staff members for pursuing this matter,” said Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike
Hogan. “The security of voter registration and elections is a serious matter and of paramount importance today. It is vital that the voters of Duval County, the State of Florida, and the nation as a whole trust the registration and election process, from start to finish. The discovery of these attempts at fraud shows that the system here in Duval County and all of Florida is secure and trustworthy. Voters can have confidence that their information is secure and will be counted accurately.”

Registered voters who find irregularities with their voter registration information should contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at (904) 255-8683.

The cases were investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney’s Office. Both cases are being prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney David Johnston.

The case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Korey Milo and Brooke Gasson. If charged as arrested and convicted, King and Daniels would each face a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in Florida State Prison.

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